Electric car maker Tesla unveiled its third car, an all-electric SUV, minivan hybrid called the Model X, for the first time. First thing you’ll notice about the car will be its “falcon wing” rear doors.
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Instead of opening to the side like regular doors in the front, these “falcon wing” doors open upwards instead, resembling the wings of a bird when open. The doors even feature a double hinge so that they take up less horizontal space when opening, which makes it more practical especially in tight places. The car itself is pretty roomy, featuring seven seats and storage space in both the rear trunk and the front trunk, and it is touted to handle like a sports car. The Model X accelerates from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. The Model X will be priced similarly to the Model S (Model S costs $50,000 to $70,000) and will have about the same electric driving range, with potentially 10 percent less range, because it’s a heavier car (the Model S has three range option, 160 miles, 230 miles and 300 miles).